The Ranks of Saints in Islam
TItle: The Ranks of Saints in Islam: Hadiths on The Qutb, Ghawth and Abdal
Author: Imam Jalal Al-Din Al-Sutuyi / Translated by Rashad Jameer
Publisher: Wasila Press
The Holy quran explicitly mentions the Saints (Awliya), saying: Behold! Verily for the friends of Allah (Awliya Allah) there is no fear, nor shall they grieve (Quran 1:26).
Therefore, we must all agree that there are awliya in Islam. The early scholars of hadith were very interest in the topic of the Awliya and gathered not only the hadiths, but even the non-Prophetic reports (athar) about their statea and the miracles given to them by Allah in order to Honour them which are called karamaat and even the recorded dreams about them.
This blessed treatise by the saintly polymath, Imam al-Suyuti, is a succint presentation of the reports regarding the awliya with hadith referencing done by meticulous hadith scholar, Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghumari.